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Your dog does when you say TREAT?

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Mine all look at me and run to the kitchen and look up at the cabinet that holds the treats, all in a sit.

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Sit and stares intently at me. Those initially puppy lessons have really stuck.
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Miley about breaks her neck turning around to see what I've got for her.

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Daisy and Beau head for the kitchen when they hear the word "time" - - as in "I think it's time for a treat!" They "sit" until we get to the pantry - but then "dance" around on their hind feet while we open the bag and get the treat out. When they realize we've got the treat in our hand, they once again sit at attention and stare at us until we hand it to them.

Then they run out to the family room to eat their treat. Each then sniffs the area the other one was eating their treat at - Just In Case there might be a crumb left!

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Whips his head around and moves to the spot in the kitchen near the treat jar and then sits.

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Yes, the head-whip around thing and then he just stares at me, I guess to see what I am going to make him do before he gets his treat!

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Depends on what KIND of treat. If you say "want some banana?" he runs to the counter, where Dave prepares his cereal in the morning. Say "Want a cookie" and he'll run to you, since we almost always have a few Charlie Bears in our pockets. (that's how we got our really reliable recall though now he'll also come without a cookie) If you say "Want a chewy?" He runs to get in his crate, because that's the only place he ever gets them.

He also can differentiate "cheese" and "duck". the duck is these long duck sticks that he goes crazy for. That's what we use if training something hard and new...

Or... when he FORGOT his really reliable recall while we were on a camping trip last weekend, and was doing RLH around the campsite. In fairness, he's NOT used to being on-lead ALL the time the way he has to be at a campground, and I think he just had to get the sillies out. He got out the door while we were packing to go home, and it was like he couldn't help himself. But rules are rules, and even though he wasn't going anyplace, I needed to get him my hands on him so I could put him on the leash. I said "Want some Duck?" and that was even more attractive than RLH... he came right back.

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Jack doesn't get it yet. Food makes him happy but he hasn't associated the word yet. Nessie, my Aussie, immediately sits and stares. If you are too slow (or want to torture her), a long line of drool will dribble from her lips.


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I use the "treat" word as a last resort when the dogs are outside barking. They will usually look at me, consider their options, then come to get their treats, unless a cat is on the other side of the fence, tormenting them.
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